Custom Disneyland Shirts Ideas
We are heading to Disneyland in just a few short weeks, so I thought it was about time we made our Disneyland shirts.
We did this last year, and I just LOVED how they turned out. We each chose a Disney character to put in the pocket area of our shirt, and the on the back, we put the Disney castle with a Mickey Mouse face cut out, and the year…like so:
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These have been treasured memories since, so I was excited to do something for this year’s trip. Jack was a little sad we decided not to do the exact same design…but he was happy with it in the end 🙂
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So I thought I would do a little tutorial with how we did these designs. I made these Disneyland t-shirts using my Cricut Maker.
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DIY Disneyland Matching Shirts with Cricut
T-shirts (we buy them from JoAnn’s Fabric or Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby has the best selection for babies and toddlers). We always like to use Gildan t-shirts.
Iron on vinyl or iron on foil
EasyPress or an Iron. The EasyPress makes this process SO much easier! We just got ours, and I can’t believe how much simpler it makes the process of using iron on. The finished product looks so much better, too.
Disney images – Cricut Design Space has some Disney images – you just need to remove the contouring so they are solid images:
I found some free silhouettes that we used for different characters, and for the Disneyland castle, just make sure you check the license usage for them. You can also get tons of Disney silhouettes on Etsy for great prices.
For a plain Mickey Mouse head, you can use image #M42915 – Disney Ears. Just remove the contour of words “Disney”.
This tutorial will be based on Cricut Design Space and using the Cricut to cut your design – however, you could do this on your own using printed out templates and hand cutting your vinyl.
Design your images – if you are using your Cricut machine, you will either need to upload your images to Design Space or use one of the images available through Cricut Access.
For last year’s and this year’s shirts, we made the Disneyland castle with the Mickey Mouse cut out. To do this, you need to use the slice tool.
Basically, make the castle the size you want, and then position a Mickey Mouse head at the bottom. You will then press the “slice” tool to make a cutout of the Mickey Mouse head. Here is a video on how to slice:
This is also how we put the names inside the character heads for this year’s shirts.
Cut out your designs! In Cricut Design Space, you will press “Make It”. You will want to make sure you select the option to “mirror” your images for when you iron them on.
Place your material, shiny/colored side down, onto your mat. Make sure you’ve selected the correct material in Design Space, and then just press cut!
For more details on using iron on material with Cricut, here are two tutorials to help you!
Use your EasyPress to make your project (or an iron)!
Here are a few of ours shirts:
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